Fiction: Available Titles

Fiction: Available Titles
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  • Between Two Bridges by Brian McHughBetween Two Bridges by Brian McHugh

    We are delighted to announce the publication this summer of Brian McHugh’s second novel, Between Two Bridges. This is a sequel to Torn Edges, published by Ringwood in 2012. Like its predecessor, Between Two Bridges moves between two worlds. New York, 1933 Prohibition is coming to an end, but not everyone is celebrating. A few astute businessmen realise that …

  • What Spooked Crazy Horse? by Alex GordonAt last, the new Charlie Brock book

    Derek ‘Crazy Horse’ Laird is hot property: one of the highest-paid footballers on the planet, with a right foot coveted by Europe’s greatest clubs and what the pundits call ‘a good head on his shoulders’. So everyone is flummoxed when Crazy Horse skips training, flees his adoptive country and heads back to his homeland, incognito. Caught up in the tale is …

  • In the Devil’s Name by Dave WatsonDevilsNameCoverImage

    Some of the locals in the small Scottish village of Ballantrae still tell tales about haunted Bennane Head, the cliffs just up the coast where mythical mass murderer and cannibal Sawney Beane is said to have dwelt with his inbred family during the seventeenth century. Never walk past there at night, they say, or heaven …

  • The Volunteer by Charles Sharkeyring_volunteer_new_-v014_2b_re2

      THE VOLUNTEER   The Volunteer is a powerful and thought-provoking examination of the Troubles that plagued Northern Ireland for almost three decades. It follows the struggles of two Belfast families from opposite sides of the sectarian divide. This revealing novel will lead the reader to a greater understanding of the events that led from …

  • Who Shot Wild Bill? by Alex Gordon9781901514315

    One Country & Western festival. One dead body. Twelve thousand suspects! The Millport Country & Western Festival is in full swing, with 12,000 would-be Wild West heroes dressed up as cowboys and Indians, complete with toy guns, headdresses, mock bar fights and gun slinging. Millport is starting to feel more like Tombstone, Arizona. But there has never been …

  • The Activist, by Alec ConnonThe Activist

    Unfulfilled by student life, Thomas Durant and two friends decide to cycle the length of Britain during their summer holidays, dressed as superheroes. The experience of their short trip is enough to whet Thomas’s appetite for further travel and set in motion his decision to drop out of uni and see the world for himself. …

  • A Man’s Game by Alan Ness9781901514278

    On a Saturday afternoon in central Scotland, both Davie Thomson and Stuart Robertson have scored goals for their respective football clubs: Cowden United FC and Glasgow Athletic. Once team-mates in the Athletic title-winning side of 2001, their subsequent fortunes could not have been more different. Whilst Robertson had gone from strength to strength, winning titles …

  • A Subtle Sadness, by Sandy JamiesonA-Subtle-Sadness-6

    A Subtle Sadness is a rigorous exploration of Scottish Identity and the impact on it of the key Scottish obsessions of politics, football, religion, sex and alcohol. It deserves to be read by everyone seeking to understand the Scottish character. A Subtle Sadness focuses on the family and personal history of Frank Hunter, a sad …

  • The Herbal Detective by Charles GrayThe Herbal Detective

    Strange things have started to happen in the small town of Holy Cross. Black cats, sneaking suspicions and wine-powered ecstasy lay their grip on the clueless inhabitants and local news strongly suspects witches are behind it all. Meanwhile, poor Rosie McLeod is simply trying to deal with day to day catastrophes including lapsang souchong tea, …

  • Cold Shot by Steve Christiecoldshot9mar15

    Cold Shot is the second in a Scottish detective series, following the career of Detective Inspector Ronnie Buchanan as he uncovers the secrets and stories behind gruesome homicides in Scotland. This book, set in and around present day Aberdeen, is a fast paced roar through a twisting and dramatic serial murder plot that constantly challenges …

  • Cold Roses by Gordon Johnstoncold roses COVER (2)

    DI Adam Ralston is no stranger to the dark side of human nature, but when a young art gallery worker is discovered in her South Side flat, brutally raped, her throat slit, and a single red rose laid upon her corpse, he is thrown into a bloody maelstrom of violence and suspicion unlike anything he …

  • The Italian Connection by John Keemanthe italian connection

    George Giles wakes up, disorientated, in a hospital bed in London in 2000. “My last memory was of walking down a sandy road in an Italian village along with three other soldiers…” In George Giles’ mind, he is a twenty-seven year old soldier preparing to return home after Germany’s surrender during World War II. But …

  • Morbid Relations by Jonathan Whitelawbook cover Morbid Relations

    Morbid Relations is the story of Rob Argyll, a stand up comedian scraping an unsatisfactory living in London. Following his mother’s death, he returns for the first time in years to his family in their Glasgow home. Rob struggles to relate to his somewhat dysfunctional family, seeming to bounce from one mistake to another while …

  • Scotball, by Stephen O’DonnellScotball

    “Scotball is the eagerly awaited follow-up to the author’s critically acclaimed debut novel “Paradise Road”. Scotball is a searing examination of the current state of Scottish football and the various social, political and economic forces that combine to strangle its integrity and potential.It will have a wide appeal  being of interest to everyone concerned about …

  • Paradise Road, by Stephen O’DonnellParRoadThumb

    Paradise Road is the story of Kevin McGarry a young man from the West of Scotland, who as a youngster was one of the most talented footballers of his generation in Scotland. Through a combination of injury and disillusionment, Kevin is forced to abandon any thoughts of playing the game he loves, professionally. Instead he …

  • The Malta Job, Notes on a Wee Island, by Alwyn Jamesthe malta job.indd

    John Smith, a young Scottish journalist with literary aspirations, is sent to Malta to complete a sequel to the very successful MacMurder, a round-up of Scotland’s more infamous homicides. The author had died just before completing the planned sequel MacAbre, a follow-up tale of other gruesome Scottish crimes. Once on Malta, with the dead author’s …

  • Torn Edges, by Brian McHughFront_2nd-thumb

    Torn Edges is a riveting mystery story linking modern day Glasgow with 1920’s Ireland. When a gold coin very similar to a family heirloom is found at the scene of a Glasgow murder, a search is begun that takes the McKenna family, assisted by their Librarian friend Liam, through their own family history right back …

  • Black Rigg by Mary Eassonblack rigg V3.indd

      Black Rigg is set in a Scottish mining village in the year 1910. The story unfolds during the period of social and economic change when the foundations of modern Scotland were being laid, as working people and women began to challenge the status quo and as the landowners, the church and the justice system resisted change. …

  • Dark Loch, by Charles P. Sharkeythe dark loch.indd

    Dark Loch is an epic tale of the effects of the First World War on the lives of the residents of a small Scottish rural community. A crucial central strand is the long-running romance between tenant crofter Callum Macnair and Caitriona Dunbar, the beautiful daughter of the local Laird. The story is initially set in …

  • The Gori’s Daughter, by Shazia Hobbsgoris daughter version 2.indd

    The Gori’s Daughter is the fictional story of Aisha, a young mixed race girl, daughter of a Kashmiri father and a Glaswegian mother moved into the household as mistress alongside the Muslim wife and the children from both relationships. Her whole life is a constant struggle against the rejection and hostility her background generates in both Glasgow’s white and Asian communities. …

  • Silent Thunder, by Archie MacphersonA worthy heir to Buchan and RL Stevenson

    Silent Thunder is the first novel by Archie Macpherson, well known and well-loved throughout Scotland as its premier sports announcer. Before finding success in his dual careers as first an Educator then a Sports Broadcaster, Archie wrote several short stories some of which were published in national media. Having finally retired from full-time broadcasting, he …

  • School Daze, by Elaine McGeachySchool Daze

    School Daze is a hugely enjoyable romp through the social, sexual and professional dilemmas facing three recently qualified young teachers as they try to cope with the increased stresses in the modern day education world.” Caitlyn, Jamie and Jennifer all share an infectious enthusiasm for and deep love of their chosen profession. Qualifying on the …

  • Calling Cards, by Gordon JohnstonCalling Cards by Gordon Johnston

    Calling Cards is a fresh and exciting addition to the ranks of Tartan Noir. It is an novel exploration of the impact of stress and trauma on individuals, encompassing their resort to addiction, recovery, and denial. It highlights the influence of the equally corrupting desires for success or revenge. Linking the small Scottish worlds of …

  • Good Deed, by Steve ChristieGD-Thumb

    Good Deed is a fast paced crime novel that captures the reader from beginning to end. Described by one reviewer as “Christopher Brookmyre on speed, with more thrills and less farce”, the gripping story of Good Deed rattles along relentlessly, leaving the reader breathless but enthralled. Good Deed introduces a new Scottish detective hero, DI …

  • The Great Escape? by Sandy Jamiesongreat-escape-thumb

    “The Great Escape?” is that rarity, an intelligent readable novel about football and families. It is the story of Derek Duncan, a Celtic supporter from birth, who became a Scottish international football player, and his attempt to make himself an immortal football manager. He intends to do with a struggling provincial English club Griston City, …

  • Own Goal, by Sandy JamiesonOwnGoal-thumb

    OWN GOAL is set in Glasgow in 1990 and tells of one’s Glaswegian’s dramatic contribution to Glasgow’s Year as European City of Culture. The first part, Game One, tells the story of Frank Hunter’s attempt to gain a fitting revenge on the Tory Headmaster who had scuppered Frank’s most precious dream many years previously. His …


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